Movies like Far North 1988

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Far North (1988)
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Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to visit,the father has but one request "Shoot that horse!" Meanwhile back at the house, Kate's mom is losing her grip on reality and Kate's sister Rita has her own problems with a teenage daughter who has recently discovered booze and boys. Between her ornery father,her fed up sister, her wild niece and her spaced out mom, Minnesotan turned New Yorker Kate is in for one helluva family visit!
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: family life, family relations, hospital, dysfunctional family, riding accident, vengeance, parents and children, family in crisis, homecoming, pregnancy, family problems, horse, obsession, injury, shooting a horse
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, touching and serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, couples and hopes mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Far North: Men Don't Leave (1990), The Homecoming (1973), The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981), The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008), Curse of the Starving Class (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Men Don't Leave (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After her husband John dies unexpectedly, Beth Macauley is unprepared for life without him. She is unemployed with no job skills and $60,000 in debt from on-going renovations to their house located in suburban Bingham. She doesn't know what to ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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The Homecoming (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, clever
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Time: 70s
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81%
The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commitment-phobic man reunites with his estranged, ailing father and comes to terms with his own childhood.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: offbeat, tragicomedy, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, clever, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, captivating, touching
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Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country (1984)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, tense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, emotional ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 618
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic
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35%